Origin of the Computer

An old computer that fills up the whole room.


We use computers everyday from playing games to uploading code for a robot. You can bring it anywhere, you can write with it, you can do so many things with it. Where did it all start? Who invented it?

Charles Babbage made the Analytical Engine in between 1833 and 1871, which resembles today’s computer. His ideas were finally turned into an actual computer in 1991, and it was huge. It’s dimensions were 11 feet long and 7 feet tall (more than 3 meters long and 2 meters tall), contains 8,000 moving parts and weighs 15 tons (13.6 metric tons). Look at your computer now and see how much the computer has evolved since then.

Here are some links you can use for more information: https://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/inventions/who-invented-the-computer1.htm https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/origin-of-computing/

This relates to engineering because someone had to build a computer using his resources and ideas. He also made plans, and the plans were executed to make the first computer. It was modified to make the computers we use and know today.